Megan asked a great question on twitter:
Yes, but classwork is probably the hardest. hmwk < assessments < classwork. Support goes along with difficulty.
— Dan Anderson (@dandersod) May 17, 2017
To speak to my response, here’s a problem that we started off today with in PreCalculus H (started calculus early because they have extra time throughout the year).
Tough problem (unless you solve for y first!). Pretty tricky calculus with a product rule inside of a quotient rule, and some tricky algebra too. Here’s some sample work:
Every student made at least one mistake in this problem. BUT, they had a high level of support, they worked next to their peers throughout, and every couple of minutes I’d show my work. This is a small example of a difficult problem that I’d not put on homework or a test because the hurdles are high and numerous without the support.